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The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes PlayStation 5 review

The third game in Supermassive’s series of macabre tales, The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes, takes players back to 2003 during the Iraqi war. Something very dangerous lurks beneath an Iraqi village, and it’s not Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction.

I love games that emulate TV shows. Battlefield Hardline and Alan Wake are prime examples whereby the game is split into TV-like episodes complete with a “Previous on…” sequence. I’m not sure why I find it so cool. But I do. Continue reading The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes PlayStation 5 review

Far Cry 6 PC/Xbox Series X/Xbox One review

Far Cry 6 allows players to join the revolution and take down Gus Fring from Breaking bad.

In tapping actor Giancarlo Esposito to play Yara’s “El Presidente”, Anton Castillo, Ubisoft may have given its Far Cry series the scariest villain yet. And that’s no mean feat considering Castillo is up against the psycho Vaas (played by another Breaking Bad alumni, Michael Mando), fellow dictator/king Pagan Min and cult leader Joseph Seed. Esposito’s turn as Gus Fring in Breaking Bad, as well as Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian, makes him a great choice for the brutal leader of the thinly-veiled analogy for Cuba, the island nation of Yara. Continue reading Far Cry 6 PC/Xbox Series X/Xbox One review

Hot Wheels Unleashed Xbox Series X review

Mattel’s little cars get the big game treatment via racing game veterans, Milestone in Hot Wheels Unleashed.

I’m no stranger to Milestone’s work. I am, however, more used to tearing around one of their digital circuits on two wheels in MotoGP than firing up diminutive little cars and whizzing them around a plastic track. But Milestone’s involvement means that this game is no cynical cash-in. Continue reading Hot Wheels Unleashed Xbox Series X review

World War Z: Aftermath PS5 review

The original release of World War Z, the belated tie-in to the movie starring Brad Pitt, itself loosely based on the book by Max Brooks, was pretty good. It felt like the spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead. Not bad for a game based on a five-year-old movie.

Even though World War Z: Aftermath seems to be pitched as a sequel, it’s more of a remaster with some extra bits thrown in. Whilst I played the game on PlayStation 5, it was as a PlayStation 4 game running under backwards compatibility. The formal next-gen patch is to be release at a later date. Continue reading World War Z: Aftermath PS5 review

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 PlayStation 5 review

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, the follow-up to the Sniper Ghost Warrior spin-off, is now available on console. I’ve already played the game on a high-end PC and was very keen to return for some more long-range shooting on the PlayStation 5. Continue reading Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 PlayStation 5 review

FIFA 22 Xbox Series X review

The beautiful game returns with this year’s iteration, FIFA 22.

As FIFA fans will know, each yearly release of EA Sport’s FIFA franchise at least brings with it updated teams and a few tweaks here and there. FIFA 21 for PC and last-gen consoles was one of those releases. A solid game that looked amazing and, as usual, a lot of fun to play. Continue reading FIFA 22 Xbox Series X review

Life is Strange: True Colors PlayStation 5 review

Life is Strange: True Colors is a new story in the familiar style of the acclaimed series of graphic adventure games. It’s a melodramatic story mixed with supernatural undertones and decision-making gameplay. It is at once engrossing and yet a relaxed experience that may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Continue reading Life is Strange: True Colors PlayStation 5 review